CHEERS - To school board candidates. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday throughout the region to vote for candidates for local school boards and decide on school budgets. In some local districts, such as Gloversville, Johnstown and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville, there is a competition for seats. People should remember school board members are volunteers who are taking on a lot of responsibility. They make important decisions that affect the education of children. Board members, at times, also have to deal with criticism from the public. We give these people credit for taking the time to offer their service. We encourage school district residents to do some research on the candidates, budgets and propositions on Tuesday's ballots and go to the polls. School district elections and budget votes are too important to ignore.